Calendar

Jul
26
Wed
Nature Hikes at the Ridge – Wednesdays
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is well known as one of the best locations in the US for hawkwatching during the fall migration, but the nature reserve is a great place to visit year-round! Join us this summer on a series of Wednesdays Nature Hikes at the Ridge! The trail system is extensive (over 4 miles of trails!) and winds through a diverse ecosystem. Hawk Ridge Education Director and Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Lead Naturalist, Clinton Nienhaus, will guide you on a trail exploration and profile the diversity of species found (birds, dragonflies, butterflies, reptiles, and more!) at the beautiful Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve!

COST: FREE for Hawk Ridge or Friends of Sax-Zim Bog members, $5 for non-members

If you are interested in participating on these series of hikes or even just one, please RSVP to Clinton at cnienhaus@hawkridge.org.

Aug
2
Wed
Nature Hikes at the Ridge – Wednesdays
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is well known as one of the best locations in the US for hawkwatching during the fall migration, but the nature reserve is a great place to visit year-round! Join us this summer on a series of Wednesdays Nature Hikes at the Ridge! The trail system is extensive (over 4 miles of trails!) and winds through a diverse ecosystem. Hawk Ridge Education Director and Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Lead Naturalist, Clinton Nienhaus, will guide you on a trail exploration and profile the diversity of species found (birds, dragonflies, butterflies, reptiles, and more!) at the beautiful Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve!

COST: FREE for Hawk Ridge or Friends of Sax-Zim Bog members, $5 for non-members

If you are interested in participating on these series of hikes or even just one, please RSVP to Clinton at cnienhaus@hawkridge.org.

Aug
9
Wed
Nature Hikes at the Ridge – Wednesdays
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is well known as one of the best locations in the US for hawkwatching during the fall migration, but the nature reserve is a great place to visit year-round! Join us this summer on a series of Wednesdays Nature Hikes at the Ridge! The trail system is extensive (over 4 miles of trails!) and winds through a diverse ecosystem. Hawk Ridge Education Director and Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Lead Naturalist, Clinton Nienhaus, will guide you on a trail exploration and profile the diversity of species found (birds, dragonflies, butterflies, reptiles, and more!) at the beautiful Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve!

COST: FREE for Hawk Ridge or Friends of Sax-Zim Bog members, $5 for non-members

If you are interested in participating on these series of hikes or even just one, please RSVP to Clinton at cnienhaus@hawkridge.org.

Aug
16
Wed
Nature Hikes at the Ridge – Wednesdays
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is well known as one of the best locations in the US for hawkwatching during the fall migration, but the nature reserve is a great place to visit year-round! Join us this summer on a series of Wednesdays Nature Hikes at the Ridge! The trail system is extensive (over 4 miles of trails!) and winds through a diverse ecosystem. Hawk Ridge Education Director and Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Lead Naturalist, Clinton Nienhaus, will guide you on a trail exploration and profile the diversity of species found (birds, dragonflies, butterflies, reptiles, and more!) at the beautiful Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve!

COST: FREE for Hawk Ridge or Friends of Sax-Zim Bog members, $5 for non-members

If you are interested in participating on these series of hikes or even just one, please RSVP to Clinton at cnienhaus@hawkridge.org.

Aug
23
Wed
Nature Hikes at the Ridge – Wednesdays
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is well known as one of the best locations in the US for hawkwatching during the fall migration, but the nature reserve is a great place to visit year-round! Join us this summer on a series of Wednesdays Nature Hikes at the Ridge! The trail system is extensive (over 4 miles of trails!) and winds through a diverse ecosystem. Hawk Ridge Education Director and Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Lead Naturalist, Clinton Nienhaus, will guide you on a trail exploration and profile the diversity of species found (birds, dragonflies, butterflies, reptiles, and more!) at the beautiful Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve!

COST: FREE for Hawk Ridge or Friends of Sax-Zim Bog members, $5 for non-members

If you are interested in participating on these series of hikes or even just one, please RSVP to Clinton at cnienhaus@hawkridge.org.

Sep
13
Wed
The Best of Hawk Ridge Workshop – 9/13 & 14 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 3:30 pm

Wednesday September 13 & Thursday September 14, 2017 (LIMIT 12, minimum 7)

Cost: $120 members/students, $150 non-members ( NOTE: $5 registration increase after 9/1!)

REGISTER HERE!


Leaders: Margie Menzies & other Hawk Ridge staff

Meeting Location: Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook

Meeting Time: 1:00 pm on Wed. 9/13

Duration: concludes at 3:30 pm on Thurs. 9/14

Description: Planning on attending the Hawk Weekend Festival in 2017? Why not come early for a pre-festival workshop designed to show off all the best of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in a less crowded smaller group setting? The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the premier migratory routes for raptors and song birds in North America. Hundreds of thousands to millions of birds migrate via this route, and many of them pass directly over Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve.

In this workshop on location at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, we will explore the background of how this corridor developed and the forces behind such an exceptional migratory route. Participants will have the opportunity to observe the migration in motion, learn from expert staff members about specific types of birds, their life histories and adaptations follow daily trends on how the 2017 migration season is progressing, and observe the research efforts in place at Hawk Ridge, including the passerine, raptor and owl banding stations. What an opportunity for up close views of a wide variety of bird species!

Schedule is subject to change (pending inclement weather).

What to Bring: Binoculars and dress in layers. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

Sep
14
Thu
The Best of Hawk Ridge Workshop – 9/13 & 14 @ Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Sep 14 all-day

Wednesday September 13 & Thursday September 14, 2017 (LIMIT 12, minimum 7)

Cost: $120 members/students, $150 non-members ( NOTE: $5 registration increase after 9/1!)

REGISTER HERE!


Leaders: Margie Menzies & other Hawk Ridge staff

Meeting Location: Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Main Overlook

Meeting Time: 1:00 pm on Wed. 9/13

Duration: concludes at 3:30 pm on Thurs. 9/14

Description: Planning on attending the Hawk Weekend Festival in 2017? Why not come early for a pre-festival workshop designed to show off all the best of Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in a less crowded smaller group setting? The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the premier migratory routes for raptors and song birds in North America. Hundreds of thousands to millions of birds migrate via this route, and many of them pass directly over Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve.

In this workshop on location at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve, we will explore the background of how this corridor developed and the forces behind such an exceptional migratory route. Participants will have the opportunity to observe the migration in motion, learn from expert staff members about specific types of birds, their life histories and adaptations follow daily trends on how the 2017 migration season is progressing, and observe the research efforts in place at Hawk Ridge, including the passerine, raptor and owl banding stations. What an opportunity for up close views of a wide variety of bird species!

Schedule is subject to change (pending inclement weather).

What to Bring: Binoculars and dress in layers. Bring your own snacks and drinks.

Sep
15
Fri
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 15-17
Sep 15 @ 12:00 am – Sep 17 @ 12:00 am

Come and celebrate the fall bird migration with us! Hawk Weekend is the annual festival held by the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, MN. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of North America’s best places to experience the fall bird migration at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. There will be a variety of field trips, hikes, programs, and activities for all ages!

REGISTER HERE TODAY!


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wed. Sept. 13th & Thurs. Sept. 14th

Pre-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge” (click HERE for more details).

Friday, September 15th

9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule).

Late afternoon/early evening: Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior Mississippi Railroad (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, September 29th (click HERE for more details).

Saturday, September 16th

Early morning: Birding Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details)

9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule).

2pm: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve Education Lecture Area, rain location TBD)

7pm: Evening Program on Common Nighthawks with Steve Kolbe (at UMD Bagley Outdoor Classroom)

*Please note Saturday dinner/fundraiser will not be held as part of the festival, due to gala event taking place on Friday, September 29th Click HERE for more details.

Sunday, September 17th

Early morning: Field Trips (click HERE for field trip schedule & details).

9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve (click HERE for public program schedule).

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide.

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

Sep
29
Fri
Take Flight with Hawk Ridge – September 29 @ Pier B Resort
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE!

Taking Flight with Hawk Ridge – Fundraising Gala

Friday, September 29, 2017

WHERE: Pier B Resort (http://www.pierbresort.com/) – room blocks available until August 28, 2017 – Click HERE for information about how to secure room reservation at Pier B

TIME: 5-9pm

Dr. Karen Stubenvoll, 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

You’re invited for a special fundraising gala event for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5-9pm at the new Pier B Resort on the waterfront next to Bayfront Park!

Please join us for an important evening and enjoy delicious drinks & food, fun fundraiser events, live music, live birds, and entertaining speaker/storyteller/humorist, Al Batt.

The Hawk Ridge Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to Dr. Karen Stubenvoll, former Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Board Chair, for her much
appreciated time, service, passion and dedication to the organization.

Ticket information coming soon! 

SPEAKER BIO
Al Batt of Hartland, Minnesota is a writer, speaker, storyteller and humorist. Al writes humor and nature columns for many newspapers and does regular radio shows about nature. He writes a number of popular cartoon strips that are syndicated nationally and is author of the book, “A Life Gone to the Birds.” He is a columnist for “Bird Watcher’s Digest” and writes for a number of magazines and books. He is a trustee of the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, Alaska. Al hosted TV shows for many years and speaks at various festivals, conferences and conventions all over the world. He has received the Ed Franey Conservation Media Award from the Izaak Walton League and the Thomas Sadler Roberts Award from the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union for lifetime contributions to birding. Al speaks to anyone who will listen. His mother thinks he is special.
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